Golf is in Full Swing

With the professional golf season officially underway, it only seems appropriate to highlight our golf course. The original 18-hole Wexford Course opened in 1983. Following an extensive renovation, led by legendary golfer and respected golf course designer Arnold Palmer, Wexford unveiled its remarkable Arnold Palmer Signature Golf Course in 2011. After the renovation, each hole on the par-72 course retained a distinctive and timeless look, while adding numerous risk and reward challenges that require thought, imagination and a well-honed short game. Take the Course Tour, view our Score Card and Meet our Pros.

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Golf Accolades

  • Home of the 2017 USGA Senior Open Qualifier
  • South Carolina’s Top 50 Golf Courses (2016) – SC Golf Course Ratings Panel
  • Rated one of the Top 100 Residential Golf Courses for the past four consecutive years in the U.S. in Golfweek’s Ultimate Guide to Golf Course Living & Great Escapes
  • Voted “Best Golf Course” in the 2013 & 2015 Island Packet Readers’ Choice Awards
  • Holes 9, 15, 17 & 18 recognized as “Best 18 Holes of Golf on Hilton Head” in the 2016 Island Packet Reader Survey

April Newsletter

April CT Cover_2017Check out our latest April Club Times Newsletter.

In honor of the highly anticipated Masters and Heritage weeks, this issue highlights all things golf – from a junior golfer member profile to the benefits of turfgrass on the course!

Golf Party Essentials

RBC Heritage is right around the corner – are you ready?!  If you’re planning to host a party, here are a couple easy menu essentials!

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6 eggs, Boiled, Peeled and Chopped and Chilled
4 Tbsp. Chopped Celery, Very Fine
1 Tbsp. Chopped Chives
1/3 Cup Mayo
1 Tbsp. Dijon Mustard
1 tsp. Salt
½ tsp. Black Pepper
Combine Eggs, Celery, Chives with Salt and Pepper. Mix Mayo and Dijon together and add to egg mixture. Refrigerate for 4 hours.

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2 oz Unsweet Tea
2 oz Lemonade
1.5 oz Vodka (Optional) – For an extra twist use lemon vodka or a sweet tea vodka!
Garnish with a lemon Wedge

Wexford Clubs & Groups

Love to travel?  Enjoy playing cards?  Interested in croquet?  Want to get active?  Meet more neighbors?  Whether you’re new to the community or you’ve been here for years – it’s never too soon or too late to get involved with one or more of our social clubs and groups!

  • Wexford 3D – This group is facilitated by Wexford owners and meets Mondays at 9 am in the Harbour Center. Topics are usually pulled from current news or an invited Wexford owner/ speaker.
  • Book Club // This group of women meets on the second Tuesday of each month to discuss different viewpoints regarding the book selected for the month.
  • Croquet // One of the hidden gems here at Wexford is our croquet lawn. We have an active group that plays Golf Croquet on Mondays, American six-wicket on Tuesdays and hosts monthly Wine & Wickets. Contact Harvey Geiger or Jan Jones to learn more.
  • Wexford Event & Travel Club (ETC) // Wexford ETC is an active group of members whose goal is to get to know one another better and explore social opportunities outside of the Plantation. They host social, local, regional & national/international trips.
  • Ladies Bridge // This group meets Wednesdays at 1 pm in the Clubhouse and is open to all levels of players. They play the Chicago Bridge format.
  • Mahjong // This group meets Mondays at 7 pm in the Harbour Center and Fridays at 1 pm in the Waterford Room.
  • Wexford Cares- Neighbors Helping Neighbors // This group of volunteers assist their neighbors in times of need by providing or picking-up meals and more!
  • Wexford Wellness // The mission of this group is to promote health through exercise, education and nutrition. Yoga is offered weekly. Special events and guest speakers are offered monthly.
  • Wexford Women’s Golf Association (WWGA) // There is an active group of female golfers within Wexford! The association has a group of ladies for 18 holes and 9 holes.  Ladies Day is Thursdays and Ladies Guest Day is the first Thursday of the month.

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For more information, visit www.wexfordplantation.com or contact Member Services at (843) 686-8810.

Celebrating 10+ Years of Service

Staff Highlights

“I’ve made so many great memories here, from meeting Michael Jordan to seeing the Clubhouse renovation.  I truly feel blessed for my employment here at Wexford, making all these great memories and working with such an amazing team; a team that I consider my family.” – Stevie Moultrie, Housekeeping (29 years of service)
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“I’m one of the original players; I started back when Wexford was owned by the developers.  Over the past 30+ years, I’ve seen Wexford transform into the place it is today.  I fell in love with this place from Day 1.” – Michael Dupont, Common Area Staff (33 years of service)

“I love watching the Wexford children grow up.  It’s great to see the children who once came into the Harbour Center, fishing and playing around, all grown up with families of their own.” – Wanda Marshall, Harbour Center (17 years of service)
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“I work here because of the homeowners.  They inspire me to do the best I can.” – James Burns, Common Area Staff (30 years of service)

“Not only is this a friendly community, but a friendly staff environment.  Wexford is my home away from home.” – Herb Simmons, Common Area Irrigation Tech (21 years of service)

“Over the past 30 years, I’ve built a trust with my supervisors and team.  It’s a great work environment.” – Harry Fripp Jr, Common Area Staff (31 years of service)

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“The membership has grown up alongside my family.  They’ve thrown me wedding showers, baby showers and surprise birthday parties.  It’s really nice to feel appreciated.”- Patrick Mason, Tennis (23 years of service)

“I enjoy working here because I know what the members want and expect, like a mindreader.” – Kenrick Chambers, Food & Beverage Service (11 years of service)
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March Newsletter

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In recognition of Employee Appreciation Day (March 3), the March Club Times features who and what makes Wexford run. Enjoy favorite member moments and reasons why Wexford is a great place to work from our longtime team members, and insider information from different departments.

12th Annual Wexford Intercollegiate

Wexford Plantation hosted the 12th annual Wexford Intercollegiate Tournament on Sunday, February 26 through Tuesday, February 28, 2017.  The three-day Intercollegiate began with a Collegiate Pro Am event on Sunday, followed by tournament play on Monday and Tuesday.

Participating schools included Gardner-Webb, Winthrop, USC- Aiken, Radford, Akron University, Cleveland State, Francis Marion, Mercer, High Point, Wofford College, Davidson College, Dayton, Eastern Kentucky, Presbyterian College, Oakland, Siena College, Dartmouth and Hartford.

Congratulations to Gardner-Webb for taking home the win with a final score of 882. Congratulations to first place individual finisher, Myles Creighton (Radford), with a final score of 212, and second place individual finisher, Vincent Blanchette (Gardner-Webb), with a final score of 215.

Team Results

Individual Results

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Congratulations Gardner-Webb University!

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Pictured from left to right: Myles Creighton & Vincent Blanchette

Wexford Foundation Donates $99,000 to Local Charities

Foundation Logo Black_6.11.2014On Wednesday, February 15, 2017, the Wexford Plantation Charitable Foundation hosted their fifth annual Grants Award Luncheon at the Wexford Clubhouse, sponsored by South State Bank. The Wexford Charitable Foundation donated $89,000 to local charities as well as the remaining $10,000 of our major grant to Hopeful Horizons.

This year’s grant recipients include the Boys & Girls Club of Hilton Head Island, The Children’s Center, Family Promise, Heather Trew Foundation, Heroes of the Lowcountry, Hilton Head Island Safe Harbour, Hospice Care of the Lowcountry, The Literacy Center, Meals on Wheels, National Alliance on Mental Illness, Neighborhood Outreach Connection, Pockets Full of Sunshine, Programs for Exceptional People and Second Helpings.

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According to Wexford Foundation’s Chairman, Jim Hicks, “The success of the Wexford Foundation is a reflection of the compassionate nature of the members of the Wexford Community.  The engagement of our Members allows the Foundation to support partner charities that make a real difference on Hilton Head Island and the surrounding area.  These charities all enable the success of their clients.  We are pleased to be a part of such a powerful relationship.”

To learn more about the Wexford Foundation and how you can get involved, visit www.wexfordfoundation.com or contact any one of the Trustees.

Wexford Foundation Supports Hopeful Horizons

On Monday, February 6, 2017, Hopeful Horizons opened a satellite office in Bluffton, SC, to serve victims of child abuse, domestic violence and sexual assault. The Wexford Plantation Charitable Foundation awarded Hopeful Horizons a grant in order to open this office to reach more victims and assist on their path to healing.

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Left to right HH CEO Shauw Chin Caps, HH COO Kristin Dubrowski, Jim Hicks, Bluffton Mayor Lisa Sulka, HHI Councilman David Ames and Don Brashears

“We are grateful for the support of the Wexford Charitable Foundation and community leaders,” said Shauw Chin Caps, CEO of Hopeful Horizons. “As we work to increase awareness and assist survivors, our satellite office in Bluffton will help us continue to reach more people and provide comprehensive services to victims of abuse.”

“At Hopeful Horizons, our mission is to protect, treat + prevent,” said Kristin Dubrowski, COO of Hopeful Horizons. “The opening of our Bluffton office equips us with additional resources to assist victims of abuse and work with the community to end abuse and change lives.”

“The Wexford Charitable Foundation’s goal is to invest in the wellbeing of the members of our community.  We are pleased to support the establishment of Hopeful Horizons’ Bluffton office,” said Wexford Charitable Foundation Chairman, Jim Hicks. “This is an example of high-impact philanthropy.  Hopeful Horizons provides proven solutions to the problems of child abuse, domestic violence and sexual assault.  The impact of our investment will be repaid many times over – in lives meaningfully improved.  Together, we are working to significantly reduce abuse and change lives.”

“I am thrilled that Hopeful Horizons will have a physical presence in Bluffton to serve our citizens and our neighboring communities,” said Bluffton Mayor Lisa Sulka.  “It is critical that victims of child abuse, domestic violence and sexual assault know they aren’t alone.  Hopeful Horizons offers free, confidential, comprehensive services under one roof.  Their presence will be a great addition to the Bluffton community.”

“I have long been passionate about protecting children and couldn’t be happier to see Hopeful Horizons expanding their services in our community.  Abuse can cause lasting trauma, but that doesn’t have to be the end of the story,” said Hilton Head Island Councilman David Ames.  “Providing a welcoming place for victims to tell their story and support on their healing journey is key to helping abuse survivors rebuild their lives. Hopeful Horizons’ work breaks the cycle of violence.”

hopefulhorizonlogoHopeful Horizons is a Children’s Advocacy, Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Center. For more information on the services provided by Hopeful Horizons, visit www.hopefulhorizons.org.

Foundation Logo Black_6.11.2014To learn more about the Wexford Plantation Charitable Foundation, visit www.wexfordfoundation.com.

Mike Pollard Named PTR South Carolina Member of the Year

08web-ready-138Congratulations to Wexford Head Tennis Professional, Mike Pollard, for being awarded Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) Member of the Year for South Carolina! This award is presented to a PTR member who has shown dedication and diligence in promoting and supporting tennis and PTR.

Mike coaches more than 25 Adult USTA teams annually, and both Men’s and Women’s Interclub teams. He coaches multiple adult players who compete in both the singles and doubles Ultimate Tennis Leagues. He also coaches multiple Junior Team Tennis teams during the year.

Mike is co-tournament director for one Junior USTA tournament, and one USTA adult tournament each year.  He also participates in many local exhibitions and is a member of the Hilton Head Pro League, which in 2016 raised $2,700 for the PTR Wheelchair Championships.

Mike joined the PTR in 2002. In 2015, he became the first member of the PTR to become certified Professional in all 5 pathways (10 & Under, 11 to 17, Performance, Adult Development, Senior Development) AND is also PTR wheelchair certified. He currently has 665 continuing education hours.

During his three year tenure as Head Professional at Wexford, the tennis facility has won multiple prestigious awards including 2014 USTA Outstanding Facility of the Year, 2016 Island Packet Tennis Facility of the year, and the 2016 USTA Southern Member Facility of the year.

Congratulations to our own, Mike Pollard!